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FAITH BOOK

13th SUNDAY (B) July 1, 2018

Wisdom 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Cor. 8: 7, 9, 13-15;

By: Jude Siciliano, OP

 

Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

 

From today’s Gospel reading:

 

The woman had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.

Immediately her flow of blood dried up....

Jesus said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you."

 

Reflection:

 

The woman’s illness made her a religious and social outcast. She was unclean, not to touch, or be touched by anyone. But she takes a chance, reaches out and touches Jesus. He does not recoil from her, but heals her. After her healing Jesus addresses her as "Daughter" – she is no longer an outcast, but is restored to the family of God’s people. Jesus has come to heal and invite the outsiders into the community.

 

So, we ask ourselves:

 

  • What is there in my life that makes me feel like an outsider to the church community?

  • How can I reach out to Jesus for help?

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